Schools Push for More Tutoring

Schools Push for More Tutoring

During the two years that COVID-19 has upended school for millions of families, education leaders have increasingly touted one tool as a means of compensating for lost learning: personalized tutors. As a growing number of state and federal authorities pledge to make high-quality tutoring available to struggling students, tutoring demonstrates positive, if modest, results from…

Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Improving Student Achievement Agenda for 2024

Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Improving Student Achievement Agenda for 2024

The Biden-Harris Administration has announced its Improving Student Achievement Agenda for 2024, which is focused on proven strategies that will accelerate academic performance for every child in school, according to a fact sheet issued by the White House. The Administration is laying out an agenda for academic achievement for every school in the country, using…

Anonymous Reporting Does Prevent School Shootings

Anonymous Reporting Does Prevent School Shootings

Anonymous reporting systems used by schoolchildren to report concerning behavior among their peers has resulted in the prevention of numerous instances of suicide, school violence and planned attacks, according to a new study, as reported in Education Slice. Researchers studied date from the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System, operated by the violence prevention group Sandy…

Indiana Confronts Extreme Chronic Absenteeism

Indiana Confronts Extreme Chronic Absenteeism

More than a third of Indiana high school seniors and 1 in 5 K-12 students were chronically absent last year, according to an article in The 74. Half of students in 84 Indiana schools were chronically absent last year. Chronic absenteeism is defined as when students miss at least 10% of school days, or 18…

Taking a Data-Driven Approach to Improve IEPs

Taking a Data-Driven Approach to Improve IEPs

Educators generate and collect student Individualized Education Program (IEP) data daily for students with an identified disability, according to eSchool News. Because of the number of stakeholders involved in the IEP development and implementation, student data sets may exist in case files, spreadsheets or several software programs. Some school leaders house their data in systems…

K-12 Key Trends to Monitor in 2024

K-12 Key Trends to Monitor in 2024

The nation’s schools face numerous challenges as 2024 ramps up, according to an article in K-12 Dive. Here are eight trends to keep an eye on: 1) Easing off ESSER The first and second rounds of Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSR) funding are closed, but schools can still spend ESSER III funds until September 30,…

New Software Aims to Improve K-12 Hiring

New Software Aims to Improve K-12 Hiring

A Pennsylvania-based software company that specializes in school workforce management unveiled a new tool recently that could help districts improve recruiting and hiring processes amid multi-state employee shortages in the K-12 space, according to Government Technology. Districts that use the Red Rover Hiring software can receive job applications from any web-browsing device, eliminating more cumbersome…

3 Ways to Build Engagement in STEM Classrooms

3 Ways to Build Engagement in STEM Classrooms

Here are three ways to create authentic learning experiences that help build students’ interest in STEM fields and keep them engaged throughout the year and beyond, listed in a post by Steve Millam, physics and astrophysics teacher at Chaparral High School and appearing in eSchool News. 1) Focus on hands-on learning “Students often learn best…

Tips for Tightening up Grow-Your-Own Teacher Initiatives

Tips for Tightening up Grow-Your-Own Teacher Initiatives

Grow Your Own” (GYO) programs have emerged as a promising approach to expand teacher supply, address localized teacher shortages, and diversify the profession, according to K-12 Dive. But little is known about the scale and design of GYO programs, which recruit and support individuals from the local community to become teachers. Brown University’s Anneberg Institute…

Leaning into AI: Engage with Experts to Understand the Technology

Leaning into AI: Engage with Experts to Understand the Technology

Coordinated professional development plans will be needed as districts develop AI guidelines at the teacher and administration levels, according to Joshua Wilson, a professor at University of Delaware’s School of Education, as quoted in a K-12 Dive article. “What we will see in 2024 is that more and more individual teachers will start to use…